Freedom To Choose, 2017.
Golden acrylics on canvas.
100 x 100 cm.
This painting shows two birds climbing the sky towards the sun that emanates strong rays that can even come off as fearful. Nevertheless the birds don’t let themselves get stopped but go on a straight trajectory towards the sun that in this painting symbolises Truth.
In the peek-throughs other dimensions can be seen. We can choose in every minute and every second who we choose to be; which thoughts to follow. We can stay true to our authentic self by not hiding from our emotions (even the difficult ones), but staying fully present in the Now – the only place where choice exists.
This painting was inspired by Eckhart Tolle’s teachings on the power of Now and on Pema Chödröns teachings on Shenpa.
“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth”
– Pema Chödrön